DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 8/15/2016
Resist the urge to get caught up in petty arguments that only leave you feeling deflated by the end of the work week. It’s just not worth it. Channel positive energy by dedicating more time to the things you love — be it working on your fitness or learning how to code. Before the dog days of summer come to an end, work up the nerve to reach out to your summer crush and make things officially official. Kick off the weekend with these happy hour-worthy boozy pops to try before summer’s end, and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.
Cue the competitive spirit — some upcoming projects at work may challenge you to put on your thinking cap. Don’t you dare go playing the comparison game. While evaluating your competition is one thing, feeling down on yourself for not being the fastest, wittiest or most creative visionary on the block is a whole other ballgame. Meet with a mentor for support or join forces with collaborators that bring a variety of skills to the table.
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Girl, this week is already shaping up to be a game-changing one. Whip out your favorite maxi dress (the one that always makes you feel like a goddess) and a pair of sparkly steppers. Come #HumpDay, all the good vibes will be on your side. Between having your photo snapped by a street style blogger, receiving a well-deserved promotion and getting asked out by your summer crush, you’ve got it made.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
Is there a rotten tomato in the bunch bringing Team Libra down? This week is all about weeding out any bad seeds that aren’t pulling their own weight. Follow your gut: If you think someone in your squad is in it for the wrong reasons, then it’s probably time to go your separate ways. Celebrate your true friends with an epic GNI (girls’ night in) and toast to being life-long soul sisters.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
A little TLC is exactly what the doctor ordered. With the dog days of summer slowly coming to an end, a last-minute getaway couldn’t have arrived sooner. Can’t sneak away to Maui? A luxurious staycation at Chateau Scorpio will have to do, as you shamelessly binge watch Bachelor in Paradise and treat yo’self to an at-home spa day.
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Adventure awaits you, Sag! Stop making excuses and book that one-way ticket to the south of France. Whether you’re traveling for self-discovery or romance (or both), you’ll never know until you take a crazy chance. Make it a point to fully immerse yourself in the culture and disconnect from your various devices for a little peace of mind. Morning epiphanies come to those who wait.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
New week = new chance to mix and mingle with people beyond your inner circle. Being the outgoing soul that you are, don’t be surprised if you hit it off with a mysterious stranger (or two). You could be standing in line at your local Whole Foods when the Prince (or Princess) Charming of your dreams makes a lasting first impression that can’t be ignored. Or perhaps you’ll find a collaborator in your seatmate during an overseas flight.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Come Thursday, you’ll be feeling all sorts of fierce (cue the salsa girl emoji). The full moon in Aquarius will give you ALL the confidence you need to embark on a top-secret project or turn your side hustle into a full-time gig. But don’t stop there: If there was ever the right moment to ask that cute barista out on a date or dye your hair pink (‘cuz why not?!), now’s the time to do it.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
This week is all about streamlining your workload and embracing the simpler things in life. While you may not be able to fully escape the dreaded nine-to-five grind, you can pencil in power naps, lunch breaks on the balcony and yoga hour. Better yet, ask your boss about the possibility of remote workdays (at your fave coffee house on the corner, no less), so you can ditch the cubicle life once and for all.
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Aries: March 21 – April 19
Say buh-bye to creativity block and hello to breakthroughs that could result in collaborations by the end of the week. After months (and months) of feeling stuck, this is the week you finally see the light and get your groove back. Play your cards right and a project on the back-burner could gain traction once again.
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
It’s time to break the mold, Taurus, and pursue someone who may not normally catch your eye. Just because you typically go for the tall, gorgeous, confident type doesn’t mean you can’t fall for the artsy-hipster living in Brooklyn (we’re looking at you, Dan Humphrey). Already coupled up? Ditch the predictable dinner and a movie date for bungee jumping or parasailing.
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Another blasé weekend in Boringsville isn’t going to cut it, Gem! Playing tourist in your own hometown can only go so far before you start losing your momentum. Use this opportunity to take a cross-country road trip to visit a distant bestie or explore a neighboring city chock-full of hidden gems.
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Changes are a-comin’! It’s time to snap out of whatever funk you’ve been in these past few weeks with a home improvement project that challenges you to think outside the box. Between paint samples, feng shui maps and decor themes, you have your work cut out for you, Cancer.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)